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Good evening, everyone. Almost a year ago, I slipped and fell, dislocating my knee. At the same time, I severed my peroneal nerve, and have suffered with foot drop for the past year. My only function in my foot is to push it downward and to move it inward, on the side of my big toe. I've heard of anterior tibial tendon transfer surgery, which may help. However, I've also heard of some negatives.
These negatives would consist of further weakening of the ankle, and the possibility of the surgery being unsuccessful, and being left with only one functional tendon; that being the Achilles.
If any one has had this type of surgery, or is knowledgeable in this surgery, please respond with advice before I attempt to proceed with having it done.
[QUOTE=Erinesque;4197190]Good evening, everyone. Almost a year ago, I slipped and fell, dislocating my knee. At the same time, I severed my peroneal nerve, and have suffered with foot drop for the past year. My only function in my foot is to push it downward and to move it inward, on the side of my big toe. I've heard of anterior tibial tendon transfer surgery, which may help. However, I've also heard of some negatives.
These negatives would consist of further weakening of the ankle, and the possibility of the surgery being unsuccessful, and being left with only one functional tendon; that being the Achilles.
If any one has had this type of surgery, or is knowledgeable in this surgery, please respond with advice before I attempt to proceed with having it done.[/QUOTE]

Dear Erinesque,

I read your report and it sounds exactly like what happened to me... May2009 slipped and fell, dislocated my right knee and riped 2 ligaments.. and my peroneal nerve was streched. Had knee reconstruction and nerve realese in June. Hoped for nerve recovery but until now the EMG show no recovery at all.. considering tendon transfer but also with the same doubts as you.
Now that some time has passed, how are you all progressing? I am due to have a similar surgery to correct drop foot subsequent to synovial sarcoma, radiation, and graft surgery back in 1994. Over the past 6 to 7 years I've noticed progressive weakness in my left foot and now have to wear a brace to correct the drop foot. At 52 years of age, I feel I need to seek help to correct this condition. I've been evaluated at Yale but no one wanted to be bothered, it seems. I did find a surgeon in New Jersey who feels he can help me. I'm still undergoing some tests to check the anatomy since I've already had some surgery in that area. This tendon transfer news was good news to me and I was checking the internet for anyone who has had this surgery. I hope you are all well and recuperating better than expected.





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